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spiced garlic croutons

Spicy Garlic Croutons

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups bread cubes from stale (dry) white bread
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt + pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Mince the garlic cloves as finely as possible, almost grinding to a paste.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the minced garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add the red pepper flakes.
  5. In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with salt, pepper, and the butter mixture until fully coated.
  6. Spread the coated bread cubes onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown.